Yet another flush of Flowers on the Honeysuckle…
I have commented at various times this year on the strange sequence of seasonal ups and downs. Plants flowering before they should and others just not bothering or at their best making a half hearted attempt to bloom. But this honeysuckle is now on its third flush of the year…but maybe this is the last as there are now some fruit berries forming.
Elsewhere in the garden I guess the early signs of the approach of autumn are starting to appear. The wild strawberries have no more fruit, the cotoneaster is starting to berry , ferns are more prolific and our small Oak is showing signs of the turn….
Blue skies and white clouds have dominated our weather system for the past week with just the occasional day when rain clouds muscle in. There are times of the day, when presented with a gin clear blue sky, wispy clouds roll across the blue….
But don’t be fooled by their apparent grace. These are not natural clouds but vapour trails from high level airliners. They leave a thin white line behind them, the wind starts to break it up into what can only be described as a honeycomb chain that expands in width, disperses further but like magic drifts and rolls into an earlier vapour trail thinning and spreading once again to form slow moving wispy blankets. Thin they maybe but they still mask the sun….I guess that is the penalty for living underneath transatlantic flight paths.
(C) David Oakes 2016